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Join the library

Whichever way you join, no proof of address is required and membership is free. Take a look at our library membership leaflet if you want to know more about our libraries.

Join the library online

Join the library on the LibrariesWest website and read our terms and conditions.

You need to be 16 or over to join online and you'll get a temporary membership number and PIN, so you can reserve items straight away.

To use any other library services you'll need to pick up your membership card from a library of your choice.

Join the library in person

Visit any Poole Library and ask to join.

You will be asked for the following information:

  • contact details to include full name, address and postcode
  • date of birth
  • phone number
  • email address
  • ethnicity

On joining Poole Library Service, you agree to abide by the Library Byelaws and our terms and conditions.

Library membership entitlement

As a member of Poole Libraries you have access to:

Your library PIN

When you join we give you a PIN which you will need together with your library card number to access extra library services from any computer.

With your pin you can:

Lost library PIN

You can reset your PIN online by going to Libraries West, clicking on 'My Account' at the top right and then clicking on 'Reset your PIN'. As long as we have your current email address on our records, you will get an email telling you what to do next.

Alternatively, either ask a member of staff in the library, or email libraries@poole.gov.uk quoting your name, address, library card number and date of birth.

Page last updated: 07 December 2018
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